Lunchtime Lecture at the Weston Library

The White Rose Resistance in Their Own Words On 22 February, to mark the 77th anniversary of Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst’s execution, this lecture introduces the group through their own words, using excerpts from their letters and diaries in a new English translation by undergraduate students at the University of Oxford. These…

CONCERT: Voices of the German Resistance

We are delighted to announce ‘Voices of the German Resistance’, a concert devised in collaboration with the award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA. Saturday 22 February 2020, 7.30pm University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford I will set off for home in a fortnight. I have realised that there is nothing more important than seeing you…

Meet the Author: Kip Wilson

Please note: this event has been postponed until further notice. On 18 March we’ll welcome Kip Wilson to Oxford! Kip will read from and discuss her award-winning Young Adult novel-in-verse ‘White Rose’! Here’s an excerpt to give you a flavour:   FEBRUARY 18, 1943 Gestapo Headquarters The cars screech to a halt, officers pull us out…

A Week at the Weiße Rose Stiftung

A Week at the Weiße Rose Stiftung Dr Alex Lloyd writes about her visit to the Weiße Rose Stiftung in Munich. This year I hold a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) to support my work as part of the White Rose Project. Knowledge exchange is defined as ‘the…

Introducing the 2019 Student Translators

After the success of last year’s White Rose Translation Project we are running a similar project this year, focusing on the White Rose members’ letters and diaries. We issued a call for translators in October 2019, inviting students at the University of Oxford to apply. Applicants were asked to submit a short statement outlining why…

Call for Papers: White Rose Symposium 2020

We’re delighted to post this call for papers for our symposium in March 2020. CALL FOR PAPERS The White Rose: New Perspectives | Die Weiße Rose: Neue Perspektiven Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March 2020, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford In 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were arrested,…

Call for Student Translators 2019

The White Rose Project – Call for Translators 2019 In 1943 five students and a professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich were arrested, interrogated, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (‘Die Weiße Rose’), a clandestine group who wrote and distributed pamphlets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. The White…

White Rose: Writing and Resistance

Student members of the White Rose Project contributed to a display in the Bodleian Library’s Proscholium from 18 May to 7 July 2019. The display explored how the White Rose Resistance used the political power of the written word. The students wrote one of the text-panels and worked with Dr Alexandra Franklin at the Bibliographical Press to…

‘Defying Hitler’ – Weston Library Lecture now available online

In June 2019, Dr Alex Lloyd gave a lecture in the Weston Library on the White Rose, focusing in particular on the leaflets and examining how the group used the written word to inspire resistance. The lecture is now available online in the Bodleian Libraries podcast series (BODcasts). You can view the lecture here.